User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20070309 Firefox/188.8.131.52 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20070309 Firefox/220.127.116.11 Options are set for "New page should be opened in a New Tab". Does not work. Any second bookmark simply overwrites Tab #1 and the original page is closed. This choice using the manual method (right click) to open a bookmark works fine. Typing in a new URL overwrites the last Tab instead of opening a new Tab while leaving the on-screen Tab open. I guess this is OK. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Left click on bookmark opens page in existing Tab #1 and closes existing page. 2. Right click on bookmark, choose "Open in New Tab" correctly launches a Tab#2, #3 etc. Expected Results: Preferences in Tools>Options>Tabs is not taking effect. Manual method works as intended. Problem started when I installed the Microsoft Plug-in for Media Player recently distributed. It corrected many of the display problems with IE. Yahoo Launchcast still refuses to support Firefox.
Tools > Options > Tabs > New pages should be opened in a new tab is only meant for links in pages, there where otherwise they would be opened in a new window. Bookmarks are never opened in a new window by left click so they will not be diverted to a new tab. Probably there is an extension for this function.
Ria is correct. The 'Tools > Options > Tabs > New pages should be opened in a new tab' is only invoked where the link would cause a page to be loaded in a new window eg. where the target:_blank
Resolving Invalid as per comments 1 and 2. Having a separate preference to make left click on bookmarks (and other left click actions) open in a new tab has been Wontfixed in Bug 268039 and Bug 270117.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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